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Paxton Thompson, St. Michael-Albertville: The infielder has been a driving force in the Knights’ success and is one of the state’s leaders in doubles (12) this season. Thompson had four multi-hit games last week alone — going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in an 11-1 win over Eden Prairie on April 30, and went 4-for-4 with two doubles in an 8-5 win over Moorhead four days later.
Jackson Hauge, Anoka: Hauge had himself a productive week, as he drove in runs in all four of Anoka’s games but was particularly effective in two games. The junior went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in the team’s 7-6 loss to Totino-Grace on May 1. Two days later, his home run and 3-for-4 batting performance helped The Tornadoes defeat Fridley 10-6.
Patrick Barrett, Holy Family Catholic: Barrett's two home runs produced six RBI in the Fire's 11-7 win over Litchfield on May 4. The junior first baseman's back-to-back home runs combined with two homers from catcher Eric Rinzel to give Holy Family Catholic its first game in program history with multiple home runs from two or more players.
Dawson Dahl, Rushford-Peterson: A multisport star for the Trojans, Dahl went 4-for-4 with a double at the plate, and had a stolen base, four RBI and two runs scored in a May 4 win over Southland. The senior was a running back and linebacker on the football team and was a forward on the basketball team that reached the Class 1A state tournament this season.
Collin Denk, Lakeville North: Denk has been electric on the mound this season. The Minnesota State-Mankato signee allowed just two runs in an 11-strikeout, six-inning win over Farmington on May 3. Earlier that week, he struck out the side to earn a save in a 4-2 win over Rosemount. Denk is one of the state leaders in strikeouts, averaging more than two per inning.
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